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SHULLSBURG: NESTLED IN THE DRIFTLESS REGION

FLATLANDERS, WE ARE NOT. DEEP RIVER VALLEYS, STEEP HILLSIDES, GENTLY ROLLING FARMLANDS…ESCAPE TO SOUTHERN WISCONSIN AND ALLOW YOUR IMAGINATION TO DRIFT

The Driftless Region is a geographic singularity unique to the world. Escaping the glaciers, which flattened the surrounding central states and shaped much of the region’s topography, it’s defined by hilly terrain, canyons, cold-water streams, and deep river valleys. It is also referred to as the “driftless region” because the absence of glaciers meant that no “drift” (or accumulated rock and soil) was left behind. Many species of flora and fauna can only be found in this region, and nowhere in the Midwest is limestone as close to the surface. Shullsburg took advantage of this condition by its proximity to mineral lead, and lies in the heart of the smaller “Lead Region.”

Local State Parks

Yellowstone State Park

Governor Dodge State Park

Apple River Canyon State Park

State Bike Trails

Military Ridge State Trail

Badger State Trail


Map courtesy of Trout Unlimited

SHULLSBURG WELCOMES YOU

“SHULLSBURG IS A JEWEL. IT’S A BEAUTIFUL PLACE, IN A PICTURESQUE LANDSCAPE. AN INTACT HISTORIC DOWNTOWN LIKE SHULLSBURG’S IS CREATED THROUGH A UNIQUE COMBINATION OF TIME AND PLACE. THERE IS NOTHING LIKE IT ANYWHERE…”.

— JIM DRAEGER, STATE HISTORIC PRESERVATION OFFICER, WISCONSIN HISTORICAL SOCIETY